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Method to assess lateral handling qualities of aircraft with wingtip morphing

Dussart, Gaétan X.; Yusuf, Sezsy Y.; Portapas, Vilius; Lopez Matos, Guillermo E.; Lone, Mohammad M.

Authors

Gaétan X. Dussart

Sezsy Y. Yusuf

Guillermo E. Lopez Matos

Mohammad M. Lone



Abstract

© 2018, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. All rights reserved. The impact of in-flight folding wingtip on roll characteristics of aircraft has been studied in the past. In this study, a handling qualities assessment carried out to de-risk further development of such a device. A specialised flight simulation campaign is prepared to evaluate the roll dynamics in different morphing configurations. Various manoeuvres, including the Offset Landing Manoeuvre and herein presented Slalom and Alignment Tracking task are used. Cooper Harper Rating scales and flight data analysis are used to collect pilot opinion and validate pilot-in-the-loop simulation results. This example is used to demonstrate the use of the slalom and Alignment Tracking manoeuvre for lateral dynamic assessment.

Citation

Dussart, G. X., Yusuf, S. Y., Portapas, V., Lopez Matos, G. E., & Lone, M. M. (2018). Method to assess lateral handling qualities of aircraft with wingtip morphing. In 2018 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-1015

Conference Name AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2018
Acceptance Date Jan 7, 2018
Online Publication Date Jan 7, 2018
Publication Date Jan 7, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title 2018 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference
ISBN 9781624105258
DOI https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-1015
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/872279
Publisher URL http://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-1015
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference